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Somerset County, Maine

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1809 from part of Kennebec County

Boundary Changes

Parts of Oxford County lying in Bingham's Kennebec Purchase were annexed in 1819 and 1823

Parts were set off to form Franklin County and Piscataquis County in 1838

The northern portions were annexed to Aroostook County in 1844

County Seat

Norridgewock, 1809-1871

Skowhegan, since 1871


Anson, Athens, Bingham, Cambridge, Canaan, Caratunk, Cornville, Detroit, Embden, Fairfield, Harmony, Hartland, Jackman, Madison, Mercer, Moose River, Moscow, New Portland, Norridgewock, Palmyra, Pittsfield, Ripley, Skowhegan, Smithfield, Solon, St. Albans, Starks


Brighton Plantation, Dennistown Plantation, Highland Plantation, Pleasant Ridge Plantation, The Forks Plantation, West Forks Plantation


Concord Township, Flagstaff Township, Lexington Township

Adjacent Counties

Beauce-Sartigan Regional County Municipality (Quebec), Franklin County, Le Granit Regional County Municipality (Quebec), Les Etchemins Regional County Municipality (Quebec), Kennebec County, Montmagny Regional County Municipality (Quebec), Penobscot County, Piscataquis County, Waldo County


The Tombstone Transcription Project: Somerset County, Maine

A Few Cemeteries in Maine

Find A Grave: Somerset County

Land Records

Somerset County Registry of Deeds

Maine Real Property Official Records Search


Maine Historical Maps: Somerset County

Message Boards

(Disable ad blocker to view link) Message Board: Somerset County


Historic American Newspapers Directory: Somerset County

Probate Records

Somerset County, Probate Estate Files, 1809-1915

Probate Records (Somerset County, Maine), 1810-1916

Somerset County Register of Probate

Maine County Probate Records, 1760-1979

Maine Probate Search

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Somerset, Maine

Official Website: Somerset County

Old Canada Road Historical Society

Linkpendium: Somerset County

Somerset County MEGenWeb Project

MEGenWeb Archives: Somerset County


______, Biographical review: containing life sketches of leading citizens of Somerset, Piscataquis, Hancock, Washington, and Aroostook counties, Maine (Boston, Mass.: Biographical Review, 1898)

______, The East Somerset County Register, 1911-1912 (Auburn, Me.: Chatto & Turner, 1912)

______, Somerset County, Maine business and personal directory (Farmington, Me.: Strout Service, Inc., 1929)

Colby, George N., & Co., Atlas of Somerset County, Maine: compiled, drawn, and published from official plans and actual surveys by George N. Colby & Co., assisted by H.E. Halfpenny [et al.] (Houlton, Me., 1883)

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